Friday, January 4

Jowar Stew with Garlic Bread

Jowar is nutrient rich grain that is generally consumed in countryside than in cities. I had tried preparing a stew with this and other ingredients available at home along with some garlic bread. The combo made a good  wholesome dinner for us.

Ingredients:
1. Jowar - 1 cup
2. Whey water - 1lt
3. Salt to taste
4. Carrot chopped - 1 cup
5. Bush beans chopped - 1 cup
6. Tomato chopped - 2
7. Onion chopped - 1 cup
8. Potato chopped - 1 cup
9. Fresh beans - 1/2 cup
10. Oil or butter - 1 tbsp
11. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
12. Spinach - 5 leaves
13. Coriander - 4 sprigs
14. Lemon - 1/2
15. Pepper crushed - 1 tsp
16. Chili powder - 1 tsp
17. Garam masala - 1 tsp
 For garlic bread:
1. Bread - 4 slices
2. Olive oil - 2 tbsp
3. Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp
4. Salt as per taste
5. Dry Italian spice mix - 1/4 tsp (If available)
6. Garlic - 4 cloves

Method:

For Jowar stew:

Step 1: Wash and soak the jowar over night; you can also sprout them which is what I did. Then before preparing the stew, pressure cook it with salt for about 7 whistles.
Step 2: In a handi, heat the oil/ butter and splutter cumin seeds in it; then saute onion and add other vegetables one by one. 
Step 3: When they become glossy, add the cooked jowar and add the stew. Cook on simmer for 20 minutes.
                                      
Step 4: Now add the dry spices: chili powder, garam masala, crushed pepper and adjust salt.
Step 5: Tear the spinach leaves and throw into the stew, stir well and switch off the heat.
Step 6: Now squeeze in juice of a lemon and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

For Garlic bread:

Step 1:  Grate the garlic cloves finely. 
Step 2: In a small cup, take olive oil mix in it the grated garlic and italian spice mix.
Step 3: Brush this mix onto both the sides of each bread slice.
Step 4: Stack the bread slices and cut them into 4 quadrants.
Step 5: In a heated tawa, roast the bread pieces in simmered heat until brown and crisp.
Step 6: Sprinkle salt and pepper over them and serve with the hot stew.




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